GQ Cover Featuring Serena Williams As Woman Of The Year Sparks Controversy

by MR Magazine Staff

GQ has come under fire for using quotation marks to describe Serena Williams as its Woman of the Year. The magazine announced on Twitter that Michael B. Jordan, Henry Golding and Jonah Hill are its Men of the Year for 2018, and that all-time tennis great Serena Williams is its sole Woman of the Year. However, the honor – which was last awarded to actor Gal Gadot in 2017 – hasn’t gone down well with a number of Williams’ fans. Why? Because the typography, handwritten by Off-White designer Virgil Abloh, puts the word woman in quotation marks. Some critics claim that this could be linked to accusations surrounding the 23-time grand slam champion’s gender. Read more at The Independent.